COVID Winter Grant Scheme – Call for Expressions of Interest

The Government recently announced the £170 million COVID Winter Grant Scheme which aims to support children and families and other vulnerable people most in need with food, bills and other essentials over the winter period. Blackburn with Darwen Council is now in the process of planning the delivery of the scheme and would like to put a call out for expressions of interest from organisations and businesses across the borough who may be in a position to support this between 1st December and 31st March 2021.

Deadline for expressions of interest is Wednesday 25th November at 5pm.

Find out how your organisation can help.


We’re recruiting

We’re still inviting applications for the salaried post of Project Financial Aministration Officer (30 hrs per week, FTE £21,859).

Find out more.


Action for Jobs

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We can give you a helping hand to learn new skills, gain experience and build your confidence to get a job.

Get in touch with us.

Help spread the word.


Plan for the future

Community CVS can offer business support to third sector organisations.

Identifying organisational need through a full diagnostic report.

Develop and implement a realistic growth and sustainablity plan.

Understand how to address barriers and construct solutions resulting in a clear strategy.
e-mail Lynn Trickett now to check if you are eligible.


Community Volunteer Awards 2020

Celebrating the Borough’s unsung heroes.

Nominations still open!

Do you know a volunteer, have a neighbour or know of any business or organisation making a real positive difference to the lives of residents and communities in Blackburn with Darwen?

Why not nominate them for an award?

Please note: due to the current COVID-19 situation the ceremony will be rescheduled at a suitable future date. Nominations will still be open as many volunteers and groups are doing heroic things to help in the situation. We will keep you posted with any new developments..

You can find the nomination forms here.